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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] discovering libraries with boost at build time
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-09 12:08:20

>> > I still do not support BBv2 for Boost.Locale even in the release for
>> > review
>> > for one simple
>> > reason - there is no even way to do something like find_library, or
>> > find_path.
>> exactly which libraries you need to search?
> I need to search for ICU, and it does not supported by pkg-config and
> pkg-config is not an option for "Native Windows" developers (a.k.a. MSVC
> users).
> Before you mention that Boost.Regex uses ICU, it indeed uses it but:
> - If fails to find correct library under MSVC debug builds and links with
> release onces.

That should be fixed in both Trunk and Release.

> This is actually a bug. But unlike for Boost.Regex where ICU is totally
> optional, for Boost.Locale
> it is quite central part.
> - It searchs for library manually, I mean it looks for a file like
> or cygicuuc.dll or

Not really any more - it's more like an autoconf-like approach now that
Boost.Build supports configuration-like options - take a look at the current
Regex Jamfile and see if it matches your needs at all.

HTH, John.

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